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Senate Seeks Adequate Financial Provision for NEDC in 2018 Budget

2017-11-02T11:27:39+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Budget, Economy|

The Senate on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to make adequate financial provision in the 2018 Budget for the take-off of the North East Development Commission (NEDC). The Senate also affirmed its commitment to the implementation of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) Act following the assent of President Muhammadu Buhari on 26th October, 2017, to [...]

Senate President’s Newsletter [Monday, 23rd October – Friday, 27th October 2017]

2017-10-28T06:17:49+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Newsletter|

From the Senate taking action to help Nigerian students stranded abroad; to the Senate President’s meeting with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce African Business Chapter; all the way to the Shehu of Bama paying a visit to thank the Senate for the North East Development Commission Act — here’s your recap of this week’s activities [...]

Saraki: NASS Working to Increase Private Sector Participation in Economy

2017-10-28T05:51:29+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Economy|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, stated that one of the primary objectives of the 8th National Assembly is to increase private sector participation in all spheres of the economy in order to make the country viable. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, [...]

Saraki Commends Buhari For Signing NEDC Bill into Law

2017-10-26T06:01:29+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Legislature|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Bill. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu described the Presidential Assent as a "major development in the efforts by the present administration to restore peace and normalcy [...]

Bama Emirate Lauds National Assembly’s Role in Rebuilding of North-East

2017-10-26T05:56:05+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Security|

The Bama Emirate on Tuesday expressed gratitude to the Senate and indeed the National Assembly over their unflinching commitment to the rebuilding of the North East Region, following the devastation visited on the area by the Boko Haram insurgents. The Shehu of Bama, Alhaji Kyari Umar Ibn El-Kanemi, gave the commendation when he led a [...]

Saraki Canvases International Conference on the North East, Boko Haram Threat

2017-10-16T17:27:52+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Security|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has called on the international community to organize a global conference aimed at galvanizing international resources to mitigate the devastation and the humanitarian situation in the North East of the Country as well as the continuous threat posed by the Boko Haram terrorists. It could be recalled [...]

Saraki Leads NASS Delegation to 137th IPU in Russia

2017-10-12T22:53:03+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Legislature|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, today (Thursday) led a National Assembly delegation to partake in the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the theme: "Promoting Cultural Pluralism and Peace through Inter-faith and Inter-ethnic Dialogue." Saraki who is a member of the Governing Board of the IPU, according to [...]

International Day of the Girl: Saraki Celebrates Nigerian Girls​

2017-10-12T23:04:26+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Share-Worthy|

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has joined the world in celebrating the 2017 commemoration of the International Day of the Girl (IDG2017). In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media & Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, Saraki stated that IDG2017 is an opportunity for law and policy-makers, community [...]

Existing Vacancies Publication Bill Scales Second Reading in Senate

2017-10-12T23:10:01+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Jobs, Legislature|

The Senate on Wednesday considered and passed for second reading a Bill for an Act requiring regular publication of existing vacant positions in Federal Government offices to ensure transparency and equal opportunities to all Nigerians in the recruitment of new personnel. The Bill entitled: "Existing Vacancies in the Federal Civil Service (Publication) Bill" is in [...]

Senate President’s Newsletter 8.10.2017

2017-10-08T14:44:21+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Newsletter|

Sunday, October 8th, 2017 Newsletter Office of the President of the Senate Highlights include: #MadeInNigeria: Senate President at Command Performance of Waaka, The Musical Senate Passes 5 Key Motions at Plenary Senate Begins Probe of Allegations of Corruption in NNPC Senate President Inaugurates the Nigeria-Morocco Parliamentary Friendship Group Senate Begins Consideration of President Buhari’s Virement [...]

Senate Holds Roundtable Dialogue on Youth Unemployment, Development

2017-10-08T14:02:23+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Jobs|

The Senate will on Monday hold a roundtable dialogue on youth unemployment and development in the country to review the efficacy of policies, programmes and other interventions intended to reduce the political marginalization and support the development needs of today’s youth. The Media Office of the President of the Senate, in a statement in Abuja [...]

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